A wide variety of venues are visited with an attempt to always provide a mixed, enjoyable, value-for-money and
interesting selection of places to have morning refreshments and later, a lunch time meal.

Dave chooses the venues each week, checking availability and booking in numbers where appropriate.
Effort is made to make sure some of the more popular places are visited more frequently, but a good mix is also
provided to make each week as varied as possible.
Each week the places booked are kept secret, with members often trying to guess where we'll end up. To an extent it is
often quite literally a mystery tour, often travelling down the quiet and, narrow lanes in the middle of nowhere to reach
the destinations.

The number of suitable venues has grown over the years, with new ones added on when discovered or recommended.
Sadly, mostly due to Covid-19, some venues have shut down. Other places have reduced their availability during the
week, sometimes being closed on Tuesdays.

Dave has built up a list that he has published on Google Maps, this list can be seen here:

This is a list (as of January 2022) that S.A.R.A.H. has visited over the years since Dave Pickering has been organising
the visits. Some of these are firm favourites, others have been a bit of a let-down, yet more have either permanently
closed or no longer open on Tuesdays.


Arlington Tea Rooms
Beefeater, Ashford
Beefeater, Eureka Ashford
Beryls Cafe, Rye
Biggles Cafe, Lydd Airport
Birling Gap Cafe
Blackbrooks, Lower Dicker
Blackbrooks, Sedlescombe
Bodiam Castle Cafe
Britannia Inn, Dungeness
Burtons Tearoom, Battle
Chapter Two, Little Common
Chilley Farm, Hailsham
Coastguard Tea Rooms
Cooden Beach Hotel
Country Park Visitor Centre, Fairlight
County Members, Lympne
De La Warr, Bexhill
Deer Park Cafe, Eridge
Dickens Tea Room, Eastbourne
Dobbies Garden Centre, Ashford
Eastbourne Golf Club
French Connection, Ashford
George Hotel, Hailsham
Great Park Farm, Catsfield
Hamstreet Garden Centre
Hawkhurst Fish Farm
Heathfield Tavern
Herstmonceux Science Centre
Hikers Rest, East Dean
Hillier Garden Centre, Stone Cross
Holly Blue, Stone Cross
Hope Cottage, Ninfield
Jempson Cafe, Peasmarsh
Kings Arms, Ninfield
Kings Head, Horsebridge
Lakeside, Horam
Lime Cross Nursery, Herstmonceux
Lime Wharf Cafe, Cranbrook
Mary’s Tea Room, Dymchurch
Netherfield Cafe
Ocean View, Pevensey
Orangery, Ashburnham
Robin Hood, Icklesham
Rodmill, Eastbourne
Rose & Crown, Bexhill
Sharnfold Farm, Pevensey
Singleton Barn, Ashford
Sovereign Light Cafe
Star Inn, Normans Bay
Station Pub, Uckfield
Tenterden steam railway
The Custom Cafe, Bexhill
The Horse and Groom, Polegate
The Mill, Eastbourne
The Works Café, Bexhill
Three Oaks Pub
Tic Tocory, Pett
Toby Carvery, Eastbourne
Tottingworth Farm, Heathfield
Treacle Mine, Polegate
Truffles Bakery, Mayfield
Village Shop, The Dicker
Waterside Harvester, Eastbourne
White Heart, Hastings
Winchelsea Beach Cafe
Windmill Orchards, Icklesham
Woolpack, Hothfield

If you are reading this and can think of any suitable venues there are not in this list, please send an email to
[email protected] - he would very much appreciate it!

The ideal criteria are:

Flat and easy access with none or as few steps as possible.
Disembarking the minibus close to the venue entrance, minimising walking distance.
Wheelchair and walking frame friendly as much as possible.
Disabled toilets wherever possible.
Reasonable prices, especially lunch which often includes special offers such as '2 for 1', etc.